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My Review:

Like a breath of icy air, this tense thriller is also a child’s-eye family drama like no other. Not since reading “Feeling for Snow” have I ever shivered like this.

It was scary, I sometimes sat shivering as though I was there in Alaska with the family and her mother. It is everything you want in a novel. It’s a riveting plot. The Quality of Silence will send your heart thumping. It is amazingly gripping.

Book Description:

The Author Rosamund Lupton has brought her most sophisticated brand of suspense to a setting that, could have attracted Jack Frost this remote frontier of northern Alaska. An elegant, chilling read from the writer who always continues to stretch the bounds of suspense.

From the Inside Flap:

The cold was shocking in its violence. She’d thought the color of cold was white, like snow, or blue perhaps, like on a cold tap, but cold like this was conceived in a place without daylight and was black, the absence of all light and color.

Somewhere out there was Matt:

She yelled out his name as loudly as she could. But as she began, her mouth let out a sound and then her lungs forced out is name like a scream but the sound was obliterated in the wind, but she could’nt tell if she’d made any sound at all.

From the Back Cover:

On 24 November Yasmin with her daughter Ruby set off on a trip across Northern Alaska. They were looking for Ruby’s father, who as gone missing in the arctic wilderness.

They were getting more isolated with each mile they covered, they had travelled deeper into an endless night. And Ruby, who had been deaf since birth, must be brave, where her sight cannot guide her.

She could not abandon her father. Now that winter has tightened its grip, and with somebody out there who wants to stop them.

About The Author:

Rosamund Lupton is the author of Sister, a bestseller and a bestseller in Europe. It was Published in the UK by Little, “Sister” was translated into over thirty languages and its international sales are over 1.5 million copies. It was the speedest-selling debut of 2010 by someone from a British author, a BBC Radio 4, Book at Bedtime and was winner of the Richard and Judy Best Debut Novel of 2011 award and the Strand Magazine Critics First Novel Award. Film rights of Sister are currently under option with Studio Canal, to produce with Kevin McCormick of Langley St Pictures. Emily Blunt is attached to star and the script is in development. Lupton’s critically acclaimed second novel Afterwards also went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller lists and was the No. 2 Sunday Times fiction bestseller of 2011, with UK sales alone of more than 200,000 copies. The Quality of Silence is her third novel.


Author Rosamund Lupton

Rosamund Lupton was a screenwriter for many years before she wrote her first novel – ‘Sister’. It was the winner of the Richard & Judy’s book club 2010 and it also was broadcast on the Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime. It is the fastest selling debut in the history of WH Smith and it sold over 1.5 million copies. It was published in the USA on 7th June and as well as receiving critical acclaim in a wide variety of other national media. Her second novel ‘Afterwards’ was published on 9th June in the UK and in its first week of sales went into the Sunday Times best-seller list and has had widespread critical acclaim. Her third novel ‘The Quality of Silence’ is also a Sunday Times best-seller. Her fourth novel, “Three Hours’ is published in Autumn 2019.


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